Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri was pleased with his side, despite going down 3-2 to Barcelona in the Champions League last night.
The Rossoneri twice came from behind, with goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic against the club he is contracted to, and then a skillful wonder-goal from Kevin-Prince Boateng cancelling out an own-goal from Mark van Bommel, and a Lionel Messi spot-kick. The Blaugrana went on to win with a classy Xavi strike, but the signs were positive for the Serie A champions.
”For us it was important to play a match like that, to cross-swords with a team of that quality,” Allegri told Sky Italia. ” To understand at what level we needed to reach, in a way completely different to the away leg. We lost, which is disappointing, but we have an increased belief in ourselves.
“Compared to the game in Spain, we played with more courage, and this is a positive sign… A match like this, against a side that plays the best football in the world, makes us understand that we are on the right road.”